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You Can’t Buy Good Health-Or Can You? 5 Cost-Effective Ways To Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer

You Can’t Buy Good Health-Or Can You? 5 Cost-Effective Ways To Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer

In the case of skin cancer, you can buy good health, or at least good prevention, and for very little. I’m specifically referring to things you can do on your own.

1. Examine your skin every month. Your whole body. Look for very dark or irregular moles or even specs.

*When I was in my 20’s and shared an apartment with a roommate,
she started dating an Aesthetician. I have no idea how this caught
his eye, but he asked to see my left hand, turned the palm side up and said,
“You better get this looked at”. I had no idea what he was talking about.

When I say, it wasn’t a mole, I mean it wasn’t a mole. It was so tiny you could hardly see it. It was no more than a dot. I thought he was nuts. But I could see he was deadly serious so I made an appointment to see a dermatologist, and I had it removed. Afterward, the doctor told me not to be concerned about it, and I immediately forgot about it.

Until 15 years later when my husband called from his dermatologist’s office to tell me he had melanoma. Immediately, I knew what it was because of my long forgotten experience. In my husband’s case, it turned out to be deadly.

2. USE – USE – USE SUNSCREEN

There is some debate going on right now about how effective sunscreen really is, and whether it really blocks the rays the way they say they do. But each day new and better ones are coming out, so it’s worth getting the best you can afford (read up about what needs to be in there, or ask a dermatologist).

But what’s makes sunscreen effective isn’t only what’s in it. It’s how it’s applied. Most people apply it once a day, if at all. It needs to be reapplied every 2 hours, or more often if you are in and out of the water, or sweating, or are, for lengthy periods of time, in the sun. If you don’t apply it properly, you’re not using your full chunk of armor.

3. PROTECT YOUR EYES

Use UV Sunglasses. An ophthalmologist called me from Michigan (in the winter!). That’s when I first learned – not about UV Sunglasses – but about how many people get cancer in and around the eye.

4. GET SUN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

You won’t always find fabrics that feel good to your skin. But do the
research. There are many companies making UV clothing today and eventually you will find something acceptable. And don’t give up. Every day new things come on the market. You’ll probably find it on the internet.

5. ACCESSORIES TO BLOCK THE SUN

There is an enormous variety of accessories, from UV head scarves, to UV gloves, to UV Hats and UV Umbrellas. And there are many, many more. Some cover part of your arms (for driving). There is enough out there to find protection that is comfortable for you and fits in with your lifestyle.

LYNN ROSE is the founder of Soleil Chic UV Umbrellas. After a long career as a pianist-vocalist-composer and award-winning screenwriter, Lynn changed her career after losing her husband to malignant melanoma. SOLEIL CHIC umbrellas have been seen on THE TODAY SHOW as well as in the hands of celebrities like Cate Blanchett. Soleil Chic umbrellas are endorsed by top doctors including a dermatologist, rheumatologist, plastic surgeon and professor of anatomy and neurobiology. The Mayo Clinc recommends Lynn Rose’s umbrellas as well. Top resort/spas such as the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, and The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, carry her products. Soleil Chic’s worldwide customer base continues to increase every day.

You Can’t Buy Good Health-Or Can You? 5 Cost-Effective Ways To Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer

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